Modern Greece pp 134-148 | Cite as

On Greek Formalism: Political and Cultural Aspects of Underdevelopment

  • Nicos P. Mouzelis


A striking characteristic of political and cultural practices in the Greek social formation is the extent to which conflicts and debates take a formalistic-legalistic character, shifting the attention of the masses away from ‘substantive’ issues (i.e. issues related to fundamental class antagonisms and to conflicting views of the world).


Class Structure Cultural Aspect Social Formation Classical Antiquity Capitalist Mode 
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    Cf. G. Karanikolas, Rigged elections in Greece (in Greek), Epikerotita, Athens 1973.Google Scholar

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© Nicos P. Mouzelis 1978

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